124th Edition – Zak World of Façades Italy

This will be the 124th edition globally and the 1st edition in Milan which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Technical Director, CityLife S.p.A.
Since 2010 Technical Director of Citylife ,with direct responsibility for design and construction of tower and retail and post-sales services. Previously he have held the role of General Manager at Genova High Teach S.p.A., a real estate development company engaged...
Vice President, Montanstahl
Michael Stumm is the Vice President of Montanstahl SA and has more than 30 years’ of technical sales experience. Montanstahl was established 1983 in Stabio, Switzerland, and ranks among the worldwide market leaders for custom-tailored special profiles in steel and...
Project Director, Mario Cucinella Architects
Maria Persichella, is an architect, Project Director of MCA, with a strong expertise in technical project coordination, project management and technical-economic management, management and BIM implementation of integrated design. After 2 years of studying at the Faculteit Bouwkunde of TU...
Regional Manager of Europe | Associate Principal, RWDI
Chiara Pozzuoli is an experienced structural engineer and a Ph.D. in wind engineering, specializing in high-rise buildings. Chiara is the Regional Manager for Europe, at RWDI and leads RWDI’s Italy office established in Milan in 2019. She develops growth strategy...
Head of Product Management, Saint-Gobain Italy
After the Degree in Economics, Antonio Radaelli started his professional career in the marketing and sales departments of prestigious multinational Companies. He spent over the past ten years in the “Materials for Building” sector, focusing on the introduction in the...
Head of Technical Department, Colombo Costruzioni
Elena Seghezzi is a building Engineer-architect; after PhD at Politecnico di Milano, Elena began the academic career focusing on digitalization of construction sector, investigating the application of BIM based methodologies and Decision Support Systems to increase productivity and quality of...
BIM Manager, Focchi Group
Active in the world of information technology applied to manufacturing design for 35 years. He has developed automatic design systems applied to the most varied sectors, from glassware to cruise ships. He has been dealing with curtain walls for 15...
Architectural Projects Manager - Europe Sales Team, Sisecam
Alberto, with a degree in Public Relations and a Master in Business Administration, has worked in the commercial and marketing fields at international manufacturing companies in Italy, Belgium and Turkey. In the multinational group Sisecam, he is the Architectural Projects...
Technical Director - Façade, Maffeis Engineering
After a bachelor degree in Aerospace engineering and a master degree in Civil engineer, Alberto start his career in 2012, starting as civil engineer dedicated to concrete and steel construction. After some years of experience in the field, where he...
Senior Development Manager, Lendlease
Carlo joined Lendlease Italy as Senior Development Manager in 2021. He is responsible for the development of the Office and Hotel product at MIND – Milan Innovation Districts and since January 2023 he is also supporting the masterplan development at...
Head of Technology & Innovation, Pellini S.p.A.
Born in Brazil, he graduated in Engineering and soon engaged in energy studies in the field of glass and shading systems. He is the founder of glassAdvisor, a company based in Bolzano, Northern Italy, focusing on the development of software...
Associate Professor - Building Physics, Politecnico di Torino
Fabio Favoino is Professor of Building Physics at the Energy Department of Politecnico di Torino. He joined the Technology Energy in Building Environment research group, after achieving his PhD at University of Cambridge, working with the glass and Façade research...
Director - Building Physics and Sustainability, Manens-Tifs
Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Padova in Italy, he also studied at the University of California in USA and the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium. He is Technical Director of the Building Physics and Sustainability...
Partner and Technical Manager, Faces Engineering
Façades engineer and project manager specialized in technical and computational design of complex facade systems. Experienced in building envelopes, project management for all design phases and technical review of construction documents. Specialised in façade design, 3D modeling, computational and parametric...
Specification Leader - Italy, Axalta Coating Systems
Ana Cecilia Montiel, Architect and Industrial Designer, since 3 and a half years acts as Specification Leader for Axalta Italy, working together with Specification team EMEA. Since her university years, Ana has always been very sensitive to the topic of...
Co-Founding Partner, Park Associati
Michele Rossi is Co-Founding Partner of Park Associati, a practice focused on architectural design, urban planning, landscape, interior design and product design. The approach of the practice is analytical, pragmatic and tailored, strong in tradition and at the same time...
Founding Partner and Managing Director, Faces Engineering
Extensive project management experience in relation buildings and bridges projects. Throughout his career Alberto worked in many fields of civil engineering as buildings, highways, railways, fire safety, hydraulics, playing different roles as structural analyst, project director, site director and manager....
Operations Director - Façades, Deerns Italia
Nicola Greco is a Building Engineer, with almost 20 years of work experience within the construction industry and a multidisciplinary background, with specialist expertise in açade design and building physics. During the years 2006-2012, he has been working for UK...
Partner, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel
Sara Busnelli is an architect and partner of the Milan-based architecture and interior design practice ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. Graduating in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano), she joined ACPV ARCHITECTS in 2001, becoming...
Senior Façade Access & Maintenance Architect, Arup
Silvia Ilardi is a Senior Architect. She joined Arup in 2008 currently being part of the Building Envelope team in Milan office, is also part of the Facade Access & Maintenance UK team and Europe Region point of contact for...
Senior Façade Engineer, Arup
After graduating in Structural Civil Engineering at the University of Bologna, Konrad began his career at an international company focused on the design and production of special facade systems for buildings. In 2015 he joined the Arup facade design group...
Associate Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Since joining the global, award-winning engineering design firm Eckersley O’Callaghan in 2014, Alessandro has been pivotal in the firm’s growth, helping set up the Milan office which he now leads. With a strong multidisciplinary background, he has amassed extensive experience...
Founding Partner and President, PLP Architecture
Lee is internationally recognised for his architecture and urban design work, which emphasise an underlying concern for sustainability and a passion for innovation. He is a frequent lecturer, advisor to both public and private institutions, serves as a Global Governing...
Country Manager, Reynaers Aluminium Italia
Tommaso is responsible of the Reynaers Italian team: a young, dynamic and ambitious team involved in supporting local stakeholders to deliver elegant, efficient and cost effective façade solutions, as well as anticipating the future technical challenges to transform them into...
Exterior Wall Technical Manager, Manni Green Tech
Ermanno Fusaro, graduated in Architecture at the IUAV in Venice, carries out architectural design for 10 years dealing with residential, industrial and design planning. Over the past 15 years he has specialized in the development and design of the industrial...
Sales Director, Montanstahl
Mr. Dell’Orto has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of both standard and tailored sections in steel and stainless steel. His expertise ranges from sections with highly technological demanding requirements such as for applications for the nuclear business...
Director, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Hana Narvaez is a practising architect at Stefano Boeri Architetti. Graduated with honours at Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas in 2007, she collaborated with several architectural studios in urban regeneration projects. Following, she enrolled in a two years Master’s degree...
Architect - Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour
Athanasia Varela is an Architect holding the position of Technical Sales Engineer at Elval Colour. As a member of the specification team of the company, she promotes and supports the application of etalbond® on facades for different typologies of buildings,...
Senior Principal, Populous
Head of Façades, Skanska UK
Saverio is Head of Façades at Skanska U.K., a leading construction company and developer. He provides building envelope technical leadership while overseeing and coordinating the façade package management on all projects. As an experienced cladding specialist, Saverio manages all façade-related...
Sales Manager - HPP, Kuraray Europe
Started in 1987 with DuPont in Finance Department than from 1989 worked for more than 29 years in the industrial markets like passive components, photopolymer for printed circuits market, PET for electrical insulation and packaging, automotive and architectural glass lamination....
Senior Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
Sergio De Gaetano is the global leader of the Façade Engineering practice at TT with over 20 years of international experience and working knowledge of complex façades and roof systems. His design credits include Sky SOHO in Shanghai with Zaha...
Conference Agenda
  • How our role has changed and is changing the industry
  • Case studies
  • Artificial Intelligence on Façades: Available and future technologies
  • The maze of modern façades
  • A sartorial approach
  • Digital sewing
  • How glass contributes to the carbon footprint of façades
  • ORAE® – World’s first low carbon glass
  • Digital tools for the specification of glass for façades
  • The new prefabricated curtain wall system
  • Technological innovation
  • System certifications
  • Architectural vision and initial concept
  • Naturally ventilated double skin façades
  • The challenge of the secondary steel structures
  • The site
  • The evolution of the façade systems
  • The evolution in the design of façade systems (Avalon VR)
  • Case study
  • Using a life-centric design approach to create buildings that are the best solution for both people and the environment
  • Designing buildings and structures to reduce our embodied carbon when redeveloping the city
  • The next generation of buildings and urban environments that optimise sustainable principles
  • Design buildings with low-carbon strategies and materials, the importance of embodied CO2 reduction and going beyond operational CO2
  • Methods available today to calculate embodied CO2 and managing the lifecycle carbon balance and optimise the investment of embodied emissions
  • How can codes, standards and public/private initiatives stimulate low-carbon design? Where do we stand in Italy?
  • Façade Circularity: Opportunities to reduce/reuse/repurpose façade building materials
  • Highly Resilient Façades: How to respond to climate events through conscious envelope design

Alessandro Baldini

  • Imagine a world where beauty is soulful and sustainable
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Operational and embodied carbon evaluation during the design process
  • Access and maintenance to extend the service life of the building envelope
  • Challenges in new façade designs
  • ACP forming solutions
  • Case studies
  • Sharp corner profiles
  • Laser welded façade profiles
  • Hot extruded façade profiles
  • Powder Coatings & sustainability
  • Contribution to LEED certifications
  • Performance: Durability and functionalities
  • Civil unrest and rioting
  • Security hazards from manmade threats
  • Hazards from extreme weather
  • Nimit Langsuan, Bangkok: A residential high-rise with a high-performance façade that opens to panoramic views of the surroundings
  • Enel HQ, Rome: An office building renovation project that adapts the building for contemporary work needs
  • How façade design fosters personal well-being by offering views that create a new urban experience
  • Adaptation of changing world
  • Change of building methods
  • Transferring knowledge from the past to the future

Paolo Franco

  • Parametric approach for the geometrical studies of the MI.C. tower
  • Solar shading design for freeform façades
  • Dancing Enclosures – Delivering complex facades parametrically to meet a Project Brief
  • Computer-aided methods for estimating early-stages façade wind loading
  • Inferential engine applied to BIM for generative curtain walling design
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    June 8, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    June 8, 2023 5:00 pm
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